Books by Betsy R. Rosenthal

PORCUPINE'S PICNIC by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Poor science and poor storytelling make for a poor combination. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Porcupine's picnic grows ever larger as new animals arrive with their own food choices until an unexpected guest alters the camaraderie. Read full book review >
AN AMBUSH OF TIGERS by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Collective nouns have never been this much fun…or memorable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Homonyms are used as mnemonic devices to help readers remember "A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns." Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR ME by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"Less flavorful than its ancestors, Barbara Cohen's The Carp in the Bathtub (1972) and Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family series, this is still a good companion for them. (author's note, family photos, glossary) (Free verse/historical fiction. 8-12)"
Rosenthal debuts with a slim, easily readable free-verse novel from the perspective of a girl who feels enveloped but lost in her enormous family. Read full book review >
IT’S NOT WORTH MAKING A TZIMMES OVER! by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"As the title says, this is not worth making a fuss over. (Includes a recipe for Challah a l'Orange) (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a summer's Friday, Grandma and her granddaughter bake a challah, and while waiting for the dough to rise, go outside to play badminton. Read full book review >
MY HOUSE IS SINGING by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A confident debut for Rosenthal, and a strong follow-up for a talented award-winner. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
In a set of poetic observations written with a child's voice and sensibility, Rosenthal celebrates a house's nooks and crannies, furnishings, noises, decorations, and general coziness. Read full book review >